U19 WC 2024 Top Performer: The result of the Under 19 World Cup 2024 played in South Africa is out. In the final match played at Willowmoor Park, Benoni on Sunday, Australia Under 19 team defeated India Under 19 team by 79 runs. The Indian team, which had won all the matches in the tournament, collapsed in the deciding match. Australia won the toss and batted first and scored 253 runs losing 7 wickets in 50 overs.
In reply, the Indian team was reduced to 174 runs in 43.5 overs. No batsman from India could score even a half-century. Adarsh Singh scored 47 runs and Murugan Abhishek scored 42 runs. Even though the Indian team could not win the title, the Indian players left a mark with their performance in the tournament. In such a situation, there may be a competition to buy these young players in the mega auction to be held before IPL 2025. Many under-19 stars also found buyers in the 2022 mega auction.
Indian team captain Uday Saharan batted brilliantly in the Under-19 World Cup 2024. He was the highest run scorer in the tournament. He scored 397 runs in 7 innings of 7 matches at an average of 56.71 and strike rate of 77.69. During this period he scored 3 half-centuries and 1 century. The Indian captain (8 Run) may not have done anything special in the final, but he played a match-winning innings against South Africa (81 Run) in the semi-final. He was named Player of the Match for this performance.
Sarfaraz Khan's brother Musheer Khan batted brilliantly in the Under-19 World Cup 2024. He scored 360 runs in 7 innings of 7 matches at an average of 60.00 and strike rate of 98.09. During this period he scored 2 centuries and 1 half-century. He was the second highest run scorer in the tournament.
Indian middle order batsman Sachin Dhas's performance in the Under-19 World Cup 2024 was excellent. He scored 303 runs in 7 innings of 7 matches at an average of 60.60 and an excellent strike rate of 116.54. In the semi-finals, he led the Indian team to victory by scoring 96 runs in 95 balls. He scored 1 century and 1 half-century in the tournament. He was the 5th highest run scorer in the Under 19 World Cup 2024.
Indian all-rounder Soumya Pandey bowled historically in the Under-19 World Cup 2024. He took 1 wicket for 41 runs in 10 overs in the final. In the tournament, he took 18 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 10.28. He was the second highest wicket taker in the tournament. Apart from this, he has also broken a special record of Ravi Bishnoi. He became the highest wicket-taker for India in an Under-19 World Cup. Bishnoi took a total of 17 wickets in 6 matches in the Under-19 World Cup played in 2019-20. Then Bangladesh won the title by defeating India.
Indian opener Adarsh Singh played a fighting innings in the final of Under 19 World Cup 2024. However, he did not get support from other batsmen. He scored 47 runs on 77 balls. He was the Indian batsman who scored the most runs in the final. Talking about Adarsh's performance in the tournament, he scored 238 runs in 7 matches at an average of 34.00 and strike rate of 74.38. During this period he also scored 2 half-centuries.